Old Wiring and Potential Fire Hazards
Old Towne Orange is full of hundreds of very old and charming homes. Homes within the Old Towne limits range from 60-100+ years old and are in need of more and more repair yearly as the wood and insides age. If you currently live in a home that was built in 1970 or before, it may be time for some major repairs in the near future.
Homes over 40 years old are due for major updates due to the change of materials used and the basic wear and tear that happens to wires, wood and plumbing over the years. Homes built in 1970 and before should have a scheduled yearly home inspection with a respectable company to review all major systems and internal workings. In the Orange County, a typical home inspection runs around $350.00 and can save you thousands in the future due to water damage, fires and more.
Old wiring can cause fires rather easily when the wires become dislodged, saggy or lose their protective coating. Older homes also tend to lack electrical wire grounding causing the home to be unsafe for all living in the home and using the electrical outlets daily. Replacing old outlets with GFI safe outlets is a simple task that is affordable and can help prevent shock and sudden fire combustion.
Your California home insurance agent can help to find a great home inspection company, and recommend simple upgrades you can work on that will improve living conditions and safety in the home.
Call Remland Insurance in Old Towne Orange today at (714) 532-3341 or visit our Virtual Insurance Office online today for more tips and safety precautions to take into consideration.